Arilapa Bed and Breakfast
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Arilapa Bed and Breakfast Alajuela Reviews
Tranquillo Feb 19, 2011
I first stayed at Arilapa a number of years ago. If you're looking to stay at a locally owned place and get right into the Pura Vida attitude, I couldn't think of a better place to start.
It is located only 10 minutes from the airport and is actually on the outskirts of Alajuela so you immediately get out of the city. The owners speak both Spanish and English and are extremely friendly and accommodating.
The farm has 2 buildings with private rooms and communal bathrooms and kitchens. There are loads of fruit bearing trees as well as many garden plants growing around the property. They are located on the edge of a river with a waterfall only a 10 minute hike upstream.
The owners and their children are a very nice tico family that I have come to regard as my own over the last 6 years visiting.
They also have a sandal company that they are running out of their workshop on the property and I highly suggest picking up a pair of Frogs to send you on your journey.
You really can't go wrong with this place unless your looking for the Marriott, in which case you may have chosen the wrong country all together.
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